Blackhawks start long road trip in Anaheim

Chicago (25-12-8) at Anaheim (24-21-5), 10:00 pm EST

ANAHEIM, California (Ticker) — The Chicago Blackhawks have not
had much success in California recently.

The Blackhawks will try to change that trend Wednesday, when
they start a season-long, eight-game road trip against the
Anaheim Ducks.

Chicago, which lost its previous two contests before the
All-Star break, owns a 5-17-6 record at Anaheim, Los Angeles and
San Jose over the last five seasons. The Blackhawks have just
one win in their previous nine road games against the Ducks.

After visiting Anaheim, Chicago will stay in the West for the
next five games, facing the Kings, Sharks, Oilers, Flames and
Canucks before concluding the trip with the Thrashers and Blues.

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The Blackhawks will play just one home contest before February
22, facing 11 road dates over that stretch.

Chris Kunitz and Corey Perry scored two goals apiece as the
Ducks tallied four times in the second period Tuesday en route
to a 7-3 triumph over the Phoenix Coyotes.

Bobby Ryan extended his goal-scoring streak to four games and
Rob Niedermayer and Travis Moen also scored for Anaheim, which
won for just the third time in nine games.